Trivia: The Santa Clause

  • Actor Allusion: While fighting the toy Santa in mid-air at the of the second movie, the real Santa is told "You are a sad, strange, little man."
    • In the first movie Scott repeatedly grunts "Oh no!"
    • Also in the first move, when Scott is first touring the North Pole he picks up a tool belt and holds it to his waist.
    • In the first film, when Scott reluctantly agrees to put on Santa's clothes, there's a Stealth Pun where he says the name of his character's last name on Home Improvement:
    Scott: Well I hope you're happy, Comet. I hope you're happy. But most importantly, I hope the guy that lives here IS A TAILOR!
  • Adored by the Network: ABC Family often runs this movie and its sequels during 25 Days of Christmas.
    • They dropped the second film - maybe because of Charlie Sheen - but American Movie Classics quickly picked it up.
  • Executive Meddling: A scene ended up deleted in the DVD releases because of complaints from one of the parents of the children who watched the film, tried to dial the number that Scott Calvin sarcastically gave (1-800-SPANK-ME), and discovered that it was a number for a real phone sex hotline.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: The Sandman is better known as Worf.
    • Not to mention Peter Boyle plays Father Time in the sequel... after having previously played Scott's boss in the first one.
    • Early 90's David Krumholtz had a New York accent thicker than his curls.
      • He's also Wednesday Addams's boyfriend.
    • The sequel has Juliet from before she went to The Island
      • And don't forget Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin as Carol's parents in the third film.
    • That guy at the teachers' Christmas party is Sgt. Walter Davis!
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Irony as She Is Cast: David Krumholtz, playing the highest level elf in Santa's workshop, is Jewish.
  • Network to the Rescue: After Disney executives saw the final cut of the movie, they moved the project from their Hollywood Pictures imprint to Disney proper, giving it a huge promotional boost. The move paid off as the movie was a big-time smash hit.
  • What Could Have Been: The role of Scott Calvin/Santa Claus was originally written for Bill Murray.
  • Written-In Infirmity: After horrific skin problems from the prostheses he wore in the first movie, Tim Allen had "desantification" added to the sequel so he could limit his time in the Santa makeup. However, the later addition of a robot Santa meant he had to be in costume even longer than the first movie.
  • You Look Familiar: Peter Boyle plays Scott's boss in the first movie, and Father Time in the second and third.